Neighborhood Library

American Girls Book Club

Meet Molly: An American Girl By Valerie Tripp

Poetry Contest Winners

Palisades Neighborhood Library is proud to announce the 2011 winners of the Annual Poetry Contest. The first-place winners, Celeste and Claire, will receive a blank book and a quill pen as prizes. Those who won Honorable Mentions, Nicholas, Grace and Anu, will be given a blank book.Below are their wonderful poems. It was a tough decision this year, with many stunning poems. We feel that the winners used creative word choices and interesting images in their poetry.Thank you to all who participated this year. Ages 5-7

Frederick Law Olmsted

Frederick Law Olmsted, one of America's first landscape architects, was born in April 1822. He is most famous for designing Central Park and Prospect Park, both in New York City.  Among his other achievements are the grounds of the U.S. Capitol here in Washington, D.C., and the Emerald Necklace park system in Boston.  Among the books about Olmsted and landscape architecture on display at Palisades Library are:

Speak Easy Salon: Struggle for Change in North Africa and the Middle East

Please join us April 26, Tuesday, at 7 p.m. for a discussion about the political situation in North Africa and the Middle East.Articles for discussion are at the circulation desk.Refreshments will be served.

Poop, Pee and Everything in Between

Adam, my husband, and I have begun toilet training our 17-month-old daughter.

Pre-school Story Time April 13

Early Literacy Tip Talk to your children, using specific vocabulary. The more different words a child hears, the more ready the child will be to read that word when she encounters it later on.

American Girls Book Club: "Meet Molly"

While her father is away fighting in World War II, Molly finds her life full of change as she eats terrible vegetables from the victory garden and plans revenge on her brother for ruining her Halloween. 

Upcoming Author Visit: Rachel Wildavsky

Tuesday, April 12, at 4 p.m., mystery and intrigue will come to Palisades Neighborhood Library with a visit from author Rachel Wildavsky.